Click HERE To Search our Collection: This will take you to Insignia, our Online Catalogue.  You will need to select West Elgin Secondary School under All Libraries to limit your search to our books and resources.

  To borrow materials, you need to reserve them.  Here are links to help you do this:

How to Reserve Materials Video

How to Reserve Materials Step-by-step with pictures 

Reader's Advisory

If you need to read a book for class, but you don't really know what to choose, let me help!  Click the picture to fill out a Google Form, and I will send you some suggestions that you might like.

What to Read Next: Book Recommendations - I'm Not the Nanny

Research Requests

If you have are having trouble finding the information you need, I can help!  Click the picture to fill out a Google Form, and I will send you a list of resources available either in library or online.         


If you have any other questions, either about research, databases, bibliographies, using tech/Google, or books, please email me at

Research @ WESS Library

Online Resources available with your Gotvdsb login

Planning Your Research: Notetaking and different types of sources

Searching for Reliable Information

Databases:  An amazing amount of reliable information available 24/7! Please click the link to see our selection.

Citation Guides

Everything you need to know to cite your work and create bibliographies!  You will need to be logged into your Google account to view them.

MLA Guide

APA Guide

Chicago Style Guide

Here are some instructional slideshows to help you with your citing.

How to create Chicago Style Footnotes and Bibliography

How to Cite APA style

On Your Own Guide:  On Your Own

 This is the handbook to everything!  Essay and report writing, researching and note-taking, and all citations. 

see citation guides above for more up-to-date info.   Warning:   this uses MLA 7 where we have moved to MLA 8

Access is password protected (see welcome pamphlet or the librarian).  



Contact Us

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